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757 safety talks first offer

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The first offer for safety Rodney Johnson out of Norfolk (Va.) Booker T. Washington came in last week. It was a big one from the Big 12 for the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder.
"I found out on Wednesday that West Virginia offered," he said. "I was excited. I've seen them on TV lots of times, but I was just wowed to get an offer from them. It was very shocking and I didn't even see it coming. I'm happy about it."
The Mountaineers are looking at Johnson as a free safety.
So, does he know much about them?
"I don't know that much about West Virginia," he stated. "I know they have a great football program. The only reason I know that is by looking at the NFL Draft, they had a couple athletes that got picked, so they must be a well-developed program."
Of course, other schools are looking including Boston College, Duke, Temple, Holy Cross, Old Dominion, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
"I've got a couple camps planned out for this summer that I want to attend," he said. "I'm not even sure yet where I'm going. I've got to a couple to pick from, but I want to go to Virginia Tech's camp."
Wherever Johnson ends up, he's looking for a few things.
"I'm going to college for sure to get an education," he said. "That is the main thing I need to be successful in life. I'm planning on majoring in physical therapy and minoring in psychology. Location doesn't matter. It would be neat to be close to my family, in range where they can probably drive to see me."
Johnson posted approximately 40 tackles, 10 breakups and four interceptions as a junior last season. He earned honorable mention all-district honors.
A strong track athlete too, Johnson does the 110 hurdles, 400, 800 and high jump.
"I am getting recruited for track as well and I love the sport a lot," he said. "I'd love to do that in college as well."
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